Webinar with the LDES Council: Bringing the Heat for Net Zero Industry

On November 13, the RTC held a webinar with the Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) Council, the Brattle Group, and Roland Berger to explore how innovations in thermal batteries will pave the road to industrial decarbonization.

Thermal batteries use simple components and storage materials to take clean electricity from grid and off-grid sources and convert it into continuous industrial heat, helping to balance the power grid in the process.

The webinar focused on our recently released report, Thermal Batteries: Opportunities to Accelerate Decarbonization of Industrial Heat, developed in partnership with The Brattle Group. The RTC and Brattle Group walked through the report’s major findings: that thermal batteries  can be cost-competitive decarbonization solutions in the U.S. today, and more so in the future, but that project viability hinges on how the industrial facility sources renewable electricity.

During the webinar, the LDES Council also discussed a new report, created in partnership with Roland Berger, evaluating the global market for thermal energy storage and how it can contribute to eliminating emissions across key industrial sectors.


  • Dan Gabaldon, Senior Partner, Roland Berger
  • Maximilian Greil, Consultant, Roland Berger
  • Michael Hagerty, Principal, The Brattle Group
  • Chris Kardish, Senior Manager of Industrial Decarbonization, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
  • Benjamin Lowe, Principal, Roland Berger
  • Gabe Murtaugh, Director of Markets and Technology, LDES Council